11 nights – Bespoke Itinerary
Self-drive and Rocky Mountaineer
Days 1 & 2 – Your adventure begins.
Collect your car in Calgary and drive to Banff (1/2 hours).
Enjoy this beautiful area. Why not take the gondola up the mountain for one of the most spectacular views of the Rockies (hiking trails are available).
2 nights Banff.
Day 3 – A Day at the Lakes.
Drive to Lake Louise (approximately 45 minutes). Take a walk around the lake or just sit on a bench and look at it in awe of the perfect turquoise colour (caused by minerals on the lake bed). Take one of the hiking trails around the lake, or drive out to see one of her sisters, and qually stunning Moraine Lake.
1 night Lake Louise.
Day 4 – Lake Louise to Jasper
Drive north towards Jasper National Park. Be sure to stop at the Icefield Parkway where you can take an ice bus out onto the icefields. (Ice excursions are at set times. Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the desk on arrival). (approximately 3 hours from Lake Louise to Jasper town).
2 nights Jasper
Day 5 – Jasper
Head out into Jasper National Park, follow some of the walking or hiking trails, go kayaking or canoeing, visit some of the most beautiful lakes in Canada such as Maligne, Pyramid and Honeymoon lakes. Drop off your car in Jasper.
Day 6 & 7 – Rocky Mountaineer
Board the iconic Rocky Mountaineer in time for breakfast to begin your Great Rail Journey through the Rockies. Overnight in Kamloops. The journey ends in Vancouver.
1 night Kamloops
5 nights Vancouver
Days 7 & 8 – Vancouver
Enjoy this beautiful city. Why not take a walk around historic Gastown with its many galleries and boutiques, shop on Robson Street, relax in Stanley Park or take the hop-on-hop-off trolley tour around the city.
Day 9 – Day tour to Whistler
You’ll journey past huge mountains, see the third-tallest waterfall in British Columbia, and have ample free time to sample the exciting seasonal activities offered in Whistler Village. Scheduled tour stops include Squamish, Whistler Village, Shannon Falls and the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.
Day 10 – Day trip to Victoria, Vancouver Island and Butchart Gardens.
Begin your tour with a 90-minute cruise aboard BC Ferries (seaplane options also available). With scenery so jaw-dropping, you won’t want to blink. Relax and enjoy the voyage through Active Pass and the Gulf Islands. Explore the Inner Harbour of British Columbia’s capital city of Victoria, named after the British monarch Queen Victoria and visit the breathtaking Butchart Gardens, 22 hectares (55 acres) of meticulously manicured beauty. This tour delivers a royally spectacular day trip to remember. Downtown pick-up and drop-off included.
Day 11 – Vancouver
Enjoy your final day in Vancouver. Perhaps take a trip to Grouse Mountain, Capilano Suspension Bridge, or cross Granville Bridge and enjoy great and art food on Granville Island. Why cheer on the local NHL team at a Canucks ice-hockey match (regular season October to April).
More time? Why not extend your trip with an Alaskan cruise, or a self-drive around the stunning Vancouver Island.
All our bespoke itineraries and can be amended to your preferences. Group tours also available.
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